CHEYENNE — The U.S. Department of Energy is withholding records on a Wyoming carbon-capture project on the grounds that a legal investigation is under way.
The carbon-capture study at the Two Elk power plant site near Wright got almost $10 million in economic stimulus grants from the Energy Department.
Two Elk developer North American Power Group, based in Greenwood Village, Colo., halted the carbon-capture study over a year ago. Researchers who expected a well to be drilled say that didn't happen.
The Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking documents showing what happened. The Energy Department denied the request, saying that releasing a law enforcement record could interfere with an active investigation.
NAPG Vice President Brad Enzi referred questions to President Michael Ruffatto, who did not return a message.